Arbor Networks
3.7 of 5 11 reviews
www.arbornetworks.com Burlington, MA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 8, 2014

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Colin Doherty

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90% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Arbor Networks is an amazing company to work for. They treat their employees great and they are growing exponentially.

    Sales Operations Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Burlington, MA

    ProsEveryone that works in the company is extremely nice and approachable. They are the leader in the industry, but continue to create great ideas and become better.

    ConsBenefits aren't so great because they are part of the Danaher Corporation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou can only teach a person certain skills. If they are bringing down the morale of a group, or constantly putting down the company, do not risk losing good employees because of their poor support.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Promising at first, but downhill soon after

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are some smart people there that are great to learn from and there is potential, especially with the great team from PacketLoop.
    Strong financial support for speaking engagements and conferences.

    ConsToo much pass the buck and lack of accountability. "Hard work" is defined only between the hours of 10am and 4pm and very few put in the time to meet deadlines that they set which causes major deadlines to slip.
    Hiring goes in massive spurts so for every good person you get at least two incompetents who stick around much longer than the good people.
    Work environments are lacking - "open cubes" are required causing significant distractions and rudeness from other employees who refuse to understand that their antics make it hard for others to work.
    Free snacks that are largely just sugar and fat, feels like a snack machine from a college dorm and not an adult workplace.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAccountability. Practice it or the smart ones will continue to flee.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I have been working here for 2 years and love it!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-Some of the smartest people I have ever worked with in technology.
    -Fantastic atmosphere that is fun and lively.
    -Although owned by a parent company, they still have their personal touch.
    -The company is growing in product and in customer base very quickly.
    -Very respectful of the work/life balance.
    -Does a good job at rewarding employees for hard work.

    Cons-As a company grows, there will always be resistance - there are some employees who have been there for a long time that are disgruntled at change. This can damper morale at times.
    -Some of the managers in place have been promoted to management without experience and that can damper morale as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are a manager that is struggling ask for training.
    Keep the fun in place. It makes the hard work worth it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Neutral experience

    Director Product Management (Former Employee)

    ProsName brand customers, growing market

    ConsLots of turnover at senior level, legacy product without clear strategy to move forward

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience with a growing Company

    Consulting Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsAn excellent company to work for, the people are great, the overall culture of Arbor is fantastic.

    Very challenging field to be working in.

    Depending on where you work from, a lot of latitude is given for your work day, makes the work and life experience nice. However, you'll still end up putting in long hours to help get the job done.

    ConsCould use more products. Limited area for growth with what is currently being offered.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great culture, smart helpful people, engaging problems

    Software Engineer I (Current Employee)
    Ann Arbor, MI

    ProsLots of really smart people, always willing to help
    Culture feels very startup-esque
    Good pay
    Good work-life balance
    Products make a direct impact

    ConsOnly two main engineering branch locations (though there are quite a few remote workers, too)
    Not independently owned - has a parent company (Danaher)

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure to keep strong hiring standards, even as recruitment needs grow. One strong employee is worth many weaker employees, in terms of work and culture for others.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun and rewarding place to work

    Engineering (Current Employee)
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Pros- Good work env, flexible hours
    - Employees treated with respect and all treated as adults
    - Many super smart people working on cool technology
    - Autonomy

    Cons- As company grows, not as much fun as it used to be
    - Danaher has made it more complex, but they are still fairly hands-off and don't seem to micromanage too much
    - Product futures sometimes uncertain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to keep the "small company" culture as much as possible, continue to respect employees and individuals and avoid small decisions that chip away at morale and cultural identity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Career Kick-start

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Pros- great talent/colleagues
    - advanced technology
    - great benefits
    - fun environment and team building

    Cons- distributed teams
    - recruitment process should be more harder

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chelmsford, MA

    Prosgood technology overall, good sales

    Consnot great environment to work

    Advice to Senior Managementchange

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Ann Arbor, MI

    ProsGreat Environment
    Great Benefits
    Good Pay
    Nice Environment

    ConsSmall company without much room for growth-

    Advice to Senior Management-

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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